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'Slow-moving' thunderstorm prompts another flash-flooding warning

The warning is in place until 7:30 p.m.
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A flash-flooding warning has been issued for the Twin Cities for the second consecutive day after another bout of torrential rain Tuesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says "slow-moving thunderstorms" will cause flooding in parts of Hennepin and Ramsey counties, including Minneapolis and St. Paul.

"Small creeks and streams, and roads in poor drainage and low lying areas may flood," it says. "Do not drive across flooded roads."

It comes after the metro area was smashed by up to 5.5 inches of rain on Monday, leaving much of the ground soaked and the metro's drainage systems at full capacity.

In downtown Minneapolis, manhole covers were threatening to pop open due to the deluge, with the City of Minneapolis asking residents to call 311 to report flooded streets.

Streets that are experiencing flooding problems include Lyndale Avenue, the intersection of East 25th Street and 26th Avenue South, and East Calhoun Parkway.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation also says there's significant flooding on westbound I-394 at Penn Avenue, where "waves are lapping up against concrete barrier."

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